August 31Are the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess really as popular as one would like to think - Or are we misled by the Court's image specialists?
As the children were little, we saw Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary riding bikes with the children in Copenhagen, which helped make the Crown Prince and Crown Princess both royal and down to earth. But now the question is simply whether our notion of this couple really holds.
This summer, the Royal Household has set sail for the crown prince's popularity to pick up again. He has used his position to bring the Danes together - both during the European Championships and for the Olympics. Match after match, the crown prince followed the success of the Danish boys in the European Championship final - and during the Olympics, he diligently used social media to show his support for Danish athletes.
At the same time, the crown prince took care of his communication by participating in the successful DR series 'Nak og æd' which showed him hunting sika deer.
All of these things have helped to portray the Crown Prince as a man who is close to the Danes. When the Crown Prince and Crown Princess sent their children to Tranegårdsskolen in 2011, the couple were also praised for sending the royal children to a traditional Danish primary school - even though the school is located at 2900 Hellerup.
But times have changed.
In 2019, the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess announced that the four children were to be sent to an international private school in Verbier and in the spring of 2021.
Then it appeared that Prince Christian was on his way to Herlufsholm. At the beginning of August, he then entered the elite boarding school, which costs 157,000 crowns a year, and this is where he has to go throughout. his high school years.
Prince Christian's new classmates are the children of parents at the top of Danish society, and one of his new classmates is Holger Skeel, son of chamberlain and court hunter Jørgen and his wife Malou Skeel.
They have managed to create the image of a couple of popular heirs, even if they lead a fairly elitist life, and so Danes can easily swallow expensive boarding schools and rich ghettos. And so the communication strategy of the Royal Household works.It doesn't mean anything
- just because the crown prince seems down to earth when he does TV and stands half full on the Bøgescenen for the Skanderborg festival.But we just forget that the truth is also another.
For the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, an elite life lives on which no one can match. When not in their castles, they spend their holidays in Skagen, Tisvildeleje, and the glamorous Verbier ghetto in Swiss.
This is certainly not where most Danes come from. These are places where the jet-set throws wild champagne nights while spinning in their expensive cars, which cost more than the average family home.